Tuesday, April 4
King Hall, room 1002
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
“California Water Policy: The Local Water District Perspective”
Executive Director, Association of California Water Agencies
Tim Quinn has more than 30 years of experience in California water issues, and has shaped some of the most significant developments in state water policy. His involvement in developing ACWA’s Statewide Water Action Plan and the Brown Administration’s California Water Action Plan has helped advance comprehensive solutions to meet the state’s 21st century water needs. Over the course of his career, Quinn has been a leader in numerous, transformative California water management events, including the passage of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act in 2014 and enactment of Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion general obligation water bond approved in 2014.
Prior to joining ACWA as executive director in 2007, Quinn served as deputy general manager of the Metropolitan Water District in Southern California. He joined MWD in 1985 as principal economist, and became deputy general manager in 1994. Prior to his 22-year tenure at MWD, Quinn was a project manager at the RAND Corporation, specializing in research on natural resources & environmental policy issues. He earned a Master’s degree (1976) and PhD (1983) from UCLA.
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